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wcombs65

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Questions about a state Supreme Court clerkship??
« on: June 18, 2008, 06:33:45 PM »
I'm about to be a 1L and thinking of what to do next summer.  I have a great connection in a State Supreme Court and it fits perfectly with my legal interest.  How good would a summer clerkship look on my resume?  Would this court even hire 1Ls for a summer gig?  Any help at all would be great.  Thanks.

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Re: Questions about a state Supreme Court clerkship??
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 06:57:43 PM »
If you can get it, I say go for it.  You'll never know if the court will take 1L interns unless you ask.

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Re: Questions about a state Supreme Court clerkship??
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2008, 11:06:33 AM »
depends on your state's court as to who/when they hire.  And not to be the board DB, but clerkships and INTERNSHIPS with courts are much, much different things.  It sounds like your talking about a summer internship.

a clerkship with a SSC would be a full-time job for a member of the bar that paid (relatively) nice scratch.


BTW, there's a ton of clerkship (not internship) resources on American Law's website

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Re: Questions about a state Supreme Court clerkship??
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2008, 12:38:03 PM »
Another thing to keep in mind is what type of 1L grades you end up with. Average or below probably won't cut it with a state supreme court, despite your contact therein. The court has its standards to uphold, so I would recommend trying to make top 10% at whatever school your going to.

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Re: Questions about a state Supreme Court clerkship??
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008, 12:45:06 PM »
a clerkship with a SSC would be a full-time job for a member of the bar that paid (relatively) nice scratch.

Depends on the state.  My state does not require bar membership and pays relatively low, just above $40K.

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Re: Questions about a state Supreme Court clerkship??
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2008, 07:40:10 PM »
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And not to be the board DB, but clerkships and INTERNSHIPS with courts are much, much different things.  It sounds like your talking about a summer internship.

Thanks, this is new info to me but makes sense and leads me to wonder why I didn't already know this.